Defective Product Attorneys in Mountain View, CA
Each year, dangerous or defective products cause numerous injuries in the United States. Companies have an obligation to ensure the safety of consumers who use products properly. Unfortunately, safety regulations are sometimes ignored and people are injured by products quite regularly. If negligence occurred in the design or manufacturing of a product and someone is seriously injured, it could be cause for a product liability case. If you were injured as a result of a defective product, it is important to retain the services of an experienced product liability attorney. The Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady has the experience to hold liable parties accountable. Attorney O’Grady offers over 40 years of legal practice to clients in Santa Clara County. He and his legal staff are ready to assess your case, guide you through your legal matter, and zealously represent you in and out of court. Contact The Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady today to schedule a free consultation.
Types of Product Liability Cases
If you are injured by a product while using it according to safety guidelines, it is important to have an attorney that can swiftly demonstrate liability by identifying where the negligence occurred in the process and who should be held accountable. It takes a thorough investigation to accomplish this task. There are several different reasons that a product defect may occur. Product defects or hazards may be caused by:
- Design defects
- Manufacturing defects
- Improper labeling/failure to warn
- Strict liability
- Warranty breach
Possibly the two most common types of product liability cases include design and manufacturing defects. It is important to know the difference. Design defects can occur when the design of the product itself is the cause of the injury. Negligence may occur when the designer of the product ignored an obviously safer, equally practical, and economically feasible design option and went with an idea that hurt consumers. A manufacturer defect is negligence that occurred in the process of creating the product itself. This case can involve a deviation from a safe design in order to save money or cut corners. Manufacturers who create a product against the direction of the designer can make a safe product dangerous.
Product defects aren’t simply held to one type of product. They can be present in a wide range of goods on the market today, including:
- Household products: Kitchen appliances, food, children’s toys, lawnmowers, blow dryers, and more can be dangerous and constitute a product liability case.
- Industrial products: Scaffolds, cranes, ladders, safety equipment, hand tools, and other machinery can put people in danger, leading to cases of negligence against the designer or manufacturer.
- Automobile parts: Airbags, seatbelts, brakes, and tires are just some of the automobile parts that can be defective and lead to injury.
Contact The Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady
If you or a loved one were injured by a defective product, it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney. The Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady is ready to protect your rights and future by helping you recover damages that can mitigate the costs of medical expenses, lost wages, and more. If you were injured by a defective product, contact The Law Offices of Brian J. O’Grady to schedule a consultation.